Reports: Iran coach quits after two weeks
The Iranian Football Federation President Ali Kaffashian was quoted as saying that Mayelikohan's resignation had been accepted and that a new coach would be selected by Sunday. Mayelikohan, who did not oversee a match, replaced former Iran striker Ali Daei this month as coach of the three-times Asian champions.
It was his second spell as national team manager following an 18-month reign which ended in November 2007.
Daei was sacked after regional rivals Saudi Arabia launched a late fightback to beat Iran 2-1 in a World Cup qualifying match on March 28 in Tehran.
The defeat pushed Iran down to fourth place in Group Two ahead of a trip to North Korea on June 6 before hosting United Arab Emirates four days later.
The top two teams in the group qualify automatically for the tournament in South Africa with the third-placed side going into a playoff.